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Strong finish for ESPN’s Jordan doc, ‘The Last Dance’

NEW YORK (AP) — In basketball terms, “The Last Dance” had a strong fourth quarter. The last two episodes of the 10-part Michael Jordan documentary, strung out over the last five Sunday nights, averaged 5.9 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. It was simulcast on ESPN and ESPN2. That’s easily the highest-rated documentary project ever […]

Today’s Dish: New food wars

Arby’s and McDonald’s are competing with fish sandwiches ahead of Lent.

AP Was There: Thompson, Wolfpack end UCLA’s long run in ’74

EDITOR’S NOTE — A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men’s basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following game was voted No. 8 and this is how […]

Placido Domingo apology prompts new accuser to step forward

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The words “I am truly sorry” have not been uttered often in the #MeToo era. So when soprano Luz del Alba Rubio woke up Tuesday to see an apology from opera superstar Placido Domingo, she was in shock. “I felt like we have conquered Goliath. Now we don’t have to be […]

Nationalists in Rome cheer Brexit, honor Pope John Paul II

ROME (AP) — European and American nationalists attending a conference Tuesday in Rome cheered Brexit, warned of left-wing “totalitarianism” and waxed nostalgic about St. John Paul II’s papacy and the “glorious revolution” that brought down communism. The second annual National Conservatism Conference had “God, Honor, Country” as its theme. Rising right-wing stars from Italy and […]

Djokovic returns to No. 1; Kenin top American woman at No. 7

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic returned to No. 1 in the ATP rankings Monday after winning his eighth Australian Open title, while Sofia Kenin’s first Grand Slam trophy boosted her to a career-high No. 7 — and made her the leading American — on the WTA list. Djokovic’s 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory […]

Rush Limbaugh says he’s been diagnosed with lung cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Conservative radio host and Republican kingmaker Rush Limbaugh said he’s been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Addressing listeners on his program Monday, Limbaugh said he will take some days off for further medical tests and to determine treatment. “I have to tell you something today that I wish I didn’t have […]

Kobe’s boyhood hero Oscar Schmidt celebrates ‘annoying kid’

SAO PAULO (AP) — For little Kobe Bryant growing up in Italy, the player that amazed him as a child was a skinny and half bald Brazilian guard who often beat his father’s teams with long distance shots. Oscar Schmidt, one of basketball’s all-time leading scorers with almost 50,000 points, played with Italian teams between […]

Bittersweet: Caroline Wozniacki’s career ends in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was bittersweet, Caroline. Tears flowed after 2018 Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki’s professional career ended with a third-round loss Friday at Melbourne Park. Wozniacki — “I’m not a crier,” she insisted — got emotional in her courtside chair after being beaten 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 by Ons Jabeur. The familiar Neil […]

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